Two Chattanooga victims had ties to NC

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Two of the victims in the Chattanooga shooting had ties to North Carolina (WTVD)

The murders in Chattanooga are affecting people closer to home as we learn two of the Marines had close ties to North Carolina.

Sergeant Carson Holmquist was from Wisconsin but lived in Jacksonville, N.C. He completed two tours to Afghanistan.

Staff Sergeant David Wyatt was from Burke County. In addition, Wyatt attended Piedmont Community College in Roxboro, N.C.

His dad said Wyatt joined the Marine Corps to do his part for his country. "He was an eagle scout and has always tried to do the right thing. He found his calling in the Marine Corps. Worked hard and was particularly proud of taking care of young marines," his dad said.

The other two victims are Thomas Sullivan, a Purple Heart recipient from Massachusetts, and Skip Wells. It was just Wells' second day on assignment in Chattanooga when the shooting happened.

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